Karachi to host West Indies T20I series in April, confirms Sethi

Najam Sethi, the PCB chairman, has announced that they will visit the country in early April for a series of three T20Is, all of them to be played in Karachi.

"I have been working day and night to conclude an agreement with West Indies which I have finalized", PCB chairperson Najam Sethi said.

"Good news is that West Indies will play three games, on [April, 1, 2 and 4], but these matches will be played in Karachi". This is part of our agreement with the West Indies board.

The West Indies' agreement to play the series in Karachi is another move in the right direction for worldwide cricket returning to Pakistan.

"They will stay for another week after PSL final and work for the security of West Indies series", Sethi said about security officials.

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The PCB had been trying to convince foreign teams to restart worldwide cricket back in Pakistan. We have a separate agreement with the West Indies in which we are exploring possibilities of a trilateral series including Pakistan, West Indies in possibly Bangladesh, in the United States of America for next five years.

Talking about the matches that are going to be played in Karachi, he said, "PSL final and three West Indies matches will be held in Karachi".

"I have told infrastructure department to complete NSK and Pindi stadium fully before next year's PSL".

"The trophy will be taken directly to Karachi from Dubai where final will be held with housefull stadium", he added. "No matter if the chairman box of the stadium isn't ready, we will sit at common areas with VVIPS", Sethi aimed.

The tour which was set to take place in November past year was initially postponed to late March due to "unforeseen circumstances" and has now been postponed further by a couple of days. PCB was in efforts to bring cricket back to Karachi.

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